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Festival of the Wild Child at High Lonesome Nature Reserve

Aug 25


2 days of woodland fun; a fantastic opportunity for families to participate in a whole range of nature-inspired activities that will encourage you and your children to fall in love with creative outdoor learning and play.

The Festival of the Wild Child is a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, organized by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust and will provide a variety of spots along wooded trails and by ponds to learn, explore and engage with the natural world. Knowledgeable volunteers will be at each station to help open windows onto the many wonders of nature.


1. Wasps & Bees

2. Trees and Bark tracing

3. Rocks & Geology

4. Soil & Sculpting

5. Soundscaping, Sketching  & Painting

6. Pond Discoveries at two different pond sites.

7. Mystical, Magical, Musical  Oak

8. Gather Around the Campfire

High Lonesome is located at 867 Carbine Road in Pakenham. Take County Road 29 to Pakenham Village, turn on Waba Road and continue west for 2.9 km. Turn left on Barr Side Road and travel for 1.6 km. Take the first left at Carbine Road and drive 4 km to 867 Carbine Road. 

Aug 24-25, 10am-4pm. Woodland games, info, crafts for youth/families.


$10 (for 2 days); under 16s free


High Lonesome Nature Reserve
867 Carbine Rd.
Pakenham, ON K0A 2X0

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